Air Canada’s Maple Leaf lounge in the international pier at Vancouver’s airport is among the nicest lounges in the airport. Vancouver’s Maple leaf lounge is two levels and offers a space for travelers to relax between or before a long international flight. The beautiful and modern lounge is expanding soon, as the much anticipated second floor is scheduled to open this summer!
The lounge is open daily from 8:45 am to 12:45 am, with the exception of Saturdays when the lounge opens at 6:45 am. Star Alliance Gold customers and Premium class passengers departing on Star Alliance airlines to Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America can utilize this lounge. If traveling to the United States, a smaller preclearance lounge is available to use. Even if traveling in an Ultra-Premium Cabin, such as Lufthansa’s First Class to Munich, this is the lounge for you.
Eat & Drink
When you first enter the lounge, the lounge bar welcomes flyers. Relax with a handmade libation, a draft beer, or some wine. A friendly bartender is waiting to help make your experience better. They even are wear a barista’s hat and can brew up your favorite latte or coffee drink.
If socializing at the bar is not your forte, no worries, help yourself to one of the many beers on tap. In the middle of the buffet along the wall is a self-serve draft beer. Do not over do it, but drink up!
Just off the bar, the other center focal point of the lounge is the buffet area. Local flavor food awaits to delight your palate before your flight.
In addition, a fresh food station makes pasta and sometimes fresh pizza in the afternoon.
On my visit, I was delighted with some spicy shrimp pasta.
Shower and Relax
Throughout the lounge there are plenty of places to relax before your flight. Most places offer stunning runway and apron views. In the far back corner of the lounge there are charges for relaxing with leg rests.
The center is made of large leather chairs. Then there is a dining area, high-top tables, and other chairs around a large TV. No matter if you’re traveling alone or with a group there is a space for you in this lounge.
The Vancouver Maple Leaf lounge also offers several showers. If you need to rinse off between flights, do it here. Air Canada’s Maple Leaf lounge shower rooms.
Vancouver’s Maple Leaf Lounge Final Thoughts
Air Canada’s International Maple Leaf lounge is not the world’s best airport lounge. The lounge offers all the basic amenities and ups the game a little bit with fresh made to order food and coffee. The craft cocktails are also a nice touch. Either way, the lounge is nice and beats the busy terminal or many other North American Airline lounges.
Have you been to this lounge? What are your thoughts on it? How does it compare with other Maple leaf lounges?